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Pros
  • This company have great benefits and pay, you could make a lot of money if only you are allow in the union (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Career growth is next to impossible to achieve for anyone that isn't an engineer or chemist (in 3 reviews)

  • I can understand that safety is paramount for those in industrial or chemist environments (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad, but..."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Linden, NJ
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Linden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Infineum as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, care about safety

    Cons

    Difficult people, harsh work outdoors in rain, cold and snow. Not stable financially

    Advice to Management

    Be humane, train people


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Infineum Review"

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    Former Employee - Contributing Technologist in Linden, NJ
    Former Employee - Contributing Technologist in Linden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Infineum is a world class additive company for crankcase, marine and automatic transmission fluids. Infineum is an excellent training ground for anyone wanting employment in one of the major oil companies.

    Cons

    At the start of the joint venture, the pay scale was Exxon/Shell. Ever since the JV, the raises have been well below par to bring down the average salary to hit the target in the tranche of companies selected for comparable salaries.

    Every year, the amount of money required by employee contributions to health case goes up along with deductibles for doctor office visits. I recently learned where they eliminated pensions for new hires.

    The building in Linden is now almost 70 years old.

    While it is hard to argue with safety, I question the focus. All the injuries happen to contractors at the manufacturing plants. Much effort of the safety effort is focused on white collar office workers.

    The only persons with career mobility are those that have backgrounds as a contact engineer at Bayway.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be an infusion of fresh blood among the ranks of management. Everybody in management has a similar background and set of experiences. Everybody tends to think in the same way. There is way too much paperwork and bureaucracy.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Unless your background is as a contact engineer and you're preferably Italian then there is little scope for progression"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Leader in Abingdon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Logistics Leader in Abingdon, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Infineum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, location and bonus scheme

    Cons

    Career progression is almost impossible unless you are "on the list" which most people aren't. There is no interest in whether line managers are any good and there are a lot that aren't. Too much money wasted on unimportant initiatives and paying consultants. No respect for work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that there is some fantastic talent who deserve good management and progression


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best Retirement Home Ever!"

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    Former Contractor - Operations Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Operations Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Infineum as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a boon for those who resist changes, who do not want to be outstanding, love office politics. And those who are already retiring, since wages (except CPF contributions) do not change as you age. In case under the modular skill systems, you get into better wage bands as you move around different departments to gain more skills.

    Cons

    If you don't know how to play office politics, you're a goner. The first few lessons that I have learned is this "Take care of yourself first, don't bother helping others", "Don't change anything, know what the customer want".

    Whilst the company has received multiple WSH awards, the Health part is misleading, since the canteen does not fall under Infineum but Exxonmobil. Catering always get the order wrong, unhygienic food, complains goes unheeded.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Xavier, I do have a headache working in your plant. (Response to your 2012 January question)

    Feed back from the old timers, it's better to have an "Ang Moh" (Caucasian) in charge.


  5. "A great place to work - very supportive working environment."

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    Current Employee - Infineum in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Infineum in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive working environment
    Good work/life balance
    Flexi-time

    Cons

    Difficult to climb up ladder as a chemist without a pHD


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly people and a poor corporate environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Chemist in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Chemist in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job security is very good and the people and environment are generally very positive.

    Cons

    The is next to no career development, expertise is not valued and there is no real progression chances without public school education.

    There is performance related pay, so each month you are paid a significant percentage less than what your wage should be then it is paid 4 months after that year. This means you forfeit it if you leave.

    Even within groups there are massive differences in development. Managers are technically deficient and tend to force their support downwards rather than striving upwards.

    Advice to Management

    The management style is not dissimilar to Exxon-Mobile in that change happens very slowly but totally irreversibly.

    Managers that look after their staff are seen as weak and tend not to progress.


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